I was in a bar in Chester recently and found the perfect wallpaper for my living room - only to go on a feature wall, and only requiring 4 rolls - and best of all the lovely man and I both agreed that it was right for the room (we hardly ever like the same fittings/furnishings etc). So I trawled the internet looking for the paper - found some great suppliers like Timorous Beasties - what a great name, and finally found the one - Cole and Son, Saori.
I placed an online order for samples £1 each and went for a couple more just to be sure, waited a couple of days, the samples turned up, and Saori was just right as we had expected. I telephoned my local stockist and placed an order for 4 rolls, leaving card details. And this is where I was very lucky, the store phoned me back - the paper was out of stock until November, and was I aware of the price? A steal at £143.70 a roll not including VAT! Needless to say I am not spending £800 to paper one wall of a room, although it did occur to me that I could order samples stealthily from several addresses and end up with enough to do a patchwork job ha ha!!